The US Army needs better training. US Army/Staff Sgt. Michael Behlin
Thomas E. Ricks, Foreign Policy: The US military might not be the best in the world anymore, according to an army captain
At the squad, platoon, and company level, the U.S. Army is not as good as its allies, reports an Army captain. “American units are not as prepared or ready for combat as their multinational partners are at company level and below,” writes Capt. J. Scott Metz. “Many of our allies, and likely some of our potential enemies, are now tactically better than we are at company level and below because we do not train enough at home station.”
In other words, they don’t learn the fundamentals of maneuver before going for higher training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), the big U.S. Army training base in Hohenfels, Germany. He should know. Until recently, Capt. Metz was an observer/controller/trainer at the JMRC. He notes that he has worked with units from 11 nations.
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WNU Editor: You would think that with all the wars the U.S. military is fighting now .... that experience would be more than enough to offset any lack of training. Apparently not.